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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297196/psychophysiological-evaluation-of-patients-with-transient-loss-of-consciousness-of-uncertain-origin
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Donatella Brisinda, Lara La Brocca, Anna Rita Sorbo, Gianmarco Lombardi, Francesco Fioravanti, Riccardo Fenici
BACKGROUND: Psychological profile (PsyP) of patients with transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) evidences high prevalence of anxiety and depression. However, the mechanistic link between abnormal PsyP and TLoC is still unclear. AIM: This study aimed at evaluating: 1) prevalence of abnormal PsyP in TLoC patients; 2) cardiac autonomic response to Head-up Tilt Test (HUTT) in patients with (PsyP+) or without abnormal PsyP (PsyP-), developing syncope (HUTT+) or not (HUTT-)...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297147/one-year-cardiovascular-prognosis-of-the-randomized-controlled-short-term-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-among-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Ching Yu, I-Mei Lin, Sheng-Yu Fan, Chin-Lung Chien, Tsung-Hsien Lin
PURPOSE: Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) is an effective psychophysiological intervention, with short-term effects of increased autonomic nervous system homeostasis, strengthened baroreflex sensitivity, and decreased hostility in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The study examined the 1-year HRV-BF effect on cardiovascular prognosis of these patients. METHODS: Of 222 patients with CAD referred by cardiologists, 210 were screened and randomly assigned to the HRV-BF and control groups...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278623/depression-and-heart-diseases-leading-health-problems
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Matea Raič
Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the world population and the most frequent mental disorder in a primary health care. Unrecognized and untreated depression is associated with a poor outcome of treated chronic diseases which co-exist with depression. Depression and cardiovascular diseases are bidirectional related conditions, risks are for each other, and they often co-exist. Depression is a common disorder in cardiovascular patients with a prevalence of 20% to 45%, which is much more frequent than in the general population...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239964/superior-efficacy-of-lipid-emulsion-infusion-over-serum-alkalinization-in-reversing-amitriptyline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-guinea-pig
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Shogo Tsujikawa, Tadashi Matsuura, Kotaro Hori, Takashi Mori, Miyuki Kuno, Kiyonobu Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a major cause of fatal drug poisoning due to their cardiotoxicity. Alkalinization by sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) administration, the first-line therapy for TCA-induced cardiotoxicity, can occasionally yield insufficient efficacy in severe cases. Because most TCAs are highly lipophilic, lipid emulsion may be more effective than alkalinization. However, it remains to be determined whether lipid emulsion is more beneficial than alkalinization in reversing amitriptyline-induced cardiotoxicity...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212008/stochastic-pacing-inhibits-spatially-discordant-cardiac-alternans
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Dan Wilson, Bard Ermentrout
Depressed heart rate variability is a well-established risk factor for sudden cardiac death in survivors of acute myocardial infarction and for those with congestive heart failure. Although measurements of heart rate variability provide a valuable prognostic tool, it is unclear whether reduced heart rate variability itself is proarrhythmic or if it simply correlates with the severity of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. In this work, we investigate a possible mechanism by which heart rate variability could protect against cardiac arrhythmia...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202780/transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-in-adolescent-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Vegard Bruun Wyller, Chinh Bkrong Nguyen, Judith Anita Ludviksen, Tom Eirik Mollnes
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent and disabling condition among adolescent. The disease mechanisms are unknown. Previous studies have suggested elevated plasma levels of several cytokines, but a recent meta-analysis of 38 articles found that of 77 different cytokines measured in plasma, transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) was the only one that was elevated in patients compared to controls in a sufficient number of articles. In the present study we therefore compared the plasma levels of the three TGF-β isoforms in adolescent CFS patients and healthy controls...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200058/symptoms-nutrition-pressure-ulcers-and-return-to-community-among-older-women-with-heart-failure-at-skilled-nursing-facilities-a-pilot-study
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Susan J Pressler, Miyeon Jung, Marita Titler, Jordan Harrison, Kayoung Lee
BACKGROUND: Mortality rate is high for older women with heart failure (HF) who are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) after hospitalization, but little is known about their symptoms, nutritional factors, and pressure ulcer status and whether these variables predict the women's return to the community. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study are to characterize symptoms (ie, dyspnea, cognitive dysfunction, depression, and pain) and nutritional and pressure ulcer status, evaluate relationships among symptoms, and examine predictors of return to the community among older women with HF admitted to SNFs...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163100/resting-heart-rate-variability-facets-of-rumination-and-trait-anxiety-implications-for-the-perseverative-cognition-hypothesis
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DeWayne P Williams, Nicole R Feeling, LaBarron K Hill, Derek P Spangler, Julian Koenig, Julian F Thayer
The perseverative cognition hypothesis (PCH) posits that perseveration, defined as the repetitive or sustained activation of cognitive representations of a real or imagined stressor, is a primary mechanism linking psychological (or stress) vulnerability with poor health and disease. Resting vagally mediated heart rate variability (vmHRV) is an important indicator of self-regulatory abilities, stress vulnerability and overall health. Those with lower resting vmHRV are more vulnerable to stress, and thus more likely to engage in perseverative cognition and experience subsequent negative mental health outcomes such as anxiety...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129350/evaluation-of-ecg-algorithms-designed-to-improve-detect-of-transient-myocardial-ischemia-to-minimize-false-alarms-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Michele M Pelter, Yuan Xu, Richard Fidler, Ran Xiao, David W Mortara, Hu Xiao
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at risk for transient myocardial ischemia. During the "rule-out" phase, continuous ECG ST-segment monitoring can identify transient myocardial ischemia, even when asymptomatic. However, current ST-segment monitoring software is vastly underutilized due to false positive alarms, with resultant alarm fatigue. Current ST algorithms may contribute to alarm fatigue because; (1) they are not designed with a delay (minutes), rather alarm to brief spikes (i...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128294/behavioral-depression-is-associated-with-increased-vagally-mediated-heart-rate-variability-in-adult-female-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
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Marc N Jarczok, Julian Koenig, Carol A Shively, Julian F Thayer
INTRODUCTION: Depressive symptoms (DS) in humans are associated with decreased resting state vagal activity, but sex seems to moderate this association. Recently, in human females DS have been associated with greater or similar cardiac vagal activity compared to men in both, clinical and non-clinical samples. A previously validated animal model of behavioral depression was used in the present study to investigate the association of DS and cardiac vagal activity in non-human primates. METHODS: The root mean square of successive differences between adjacent heart beats (RMSSD) was used as an indicator of vagally-mediated heart rate variability in 24h heart rate recordings collected via telemetry in 42 adult female cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125555/work-stress-and-altered-biomarkers-a-synthesis-of-findings-based-on-the-effort-reward-imbalance-model
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REVIEW
Johannes Siegrist, Jian Li
While epidemiological studies provide statistical evidence on associations of exposures such as stressful work with elevated risks of stress-related disorders (e.g., coronary heart disease or depression), additional information on biological pathways and biomarkers underlying these associations is required. In this contribution, we summarize the current state of the art on research findings linking stressful work, in terms of an established theoretical model-effort-reward imbalance-with a broad range of biomarkers...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117509/heart-rate-variability-mediates-the-link-between-rumination-and-depressive-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study
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Luca Carnevali, Julian F Thayer, Jos F Brosschot, Cristina Ottaviani
Ruminative thinking about negative feelings has been prospectively associated with increases in depressive symptoms and heightened risk for new onsets of major depression. One putative pathophysiological mechanism underlying this link might be represented by autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The objective of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the interplay between rumination, autonomic function (as revealed by heart rate variability (HRV) analysis), and depressive symptoms in healthy young subjects, over a three-year period...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104018/the-influence-of-midazolam-on-heart-rate-arises-from-cardiac-autonomic-tones-alterations-in-burmese-pythons-python-molurus
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Ivã Guidini Lopes, Vinicius Araújo Armelin, Victor Hugo da Silva Braga, Luiz Henrique Florindo
The GABAA receptor agonist midazolam is a compound widely used as a tranquilizer and sedative in mammals and reptiles. It is already known that this benzodiazepine produces small to intermediate heart rate (HR) alterations in mammals, however, its influence on reptiles' HR remains unexplored. Thus, the present study sought to verify the effects of midazolam on HR and cardiac modulation in the snake Python molurus. To do so, the snakes' HR, cardiac autonomic tones, and HR variability were evaluated during four different experimental stages...
October 28, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096909/-assessment-of-mood-disorders-by-passive-data-gathering-the-concept-of-digital-phenotype-versus-psychiatrist-s-professional-culture
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A Bourla, F Ferreri, L Ogorzelec, C Guinchard, S Mouchabac
OBJECTIVES: The search for objective clinical signs is a constant practitioners' and researchers' concern in psychiatry. New technologies (embedded sensors, artificial intelligence) give an easier access to untapped information such as passive data (i.e. that do not require patient intervention). The concept of "digital phenotype" is emerging in psychiatry: a psychomotor alteration translated by accelerometer's modifications contrasting with the usual functioning of the subject, or the graphorrhea of patients presenting a manic episode which is replaced by an increase of SMS sent...
October 30, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091829/heart-rate-variability-associated-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-victims-families-of-sewol-ferry-disaster
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Sang Min Lee, Hyesung Han, Kuk-In Jang, Seung Huh, Hyu Jung Huh, Ji-Young Joo, Jeong-Ho Chae
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is caused by a major traumatic event, has been associated with autonomic nervous function. However, there have been few explorations of measuring biological stress in the victims' family members who have been indirectly exposed to the disaster. Therefore, this longitudinal study examined the heart rate variability (HRV) of the family members of victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. We recruited 112 family members of victims 18 months after the disaster. Sixty-seven participants were revisited at the 30 months postdisaster time point...
August 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077707/a-novel-controller-based-on-state-transition-models-for-closed-loop-vagus-nerve-stimulation-application-to-heart-rate-regulation
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Hector M Romero-Ugalde, Virginie Le Rolle, Jean-Luc Bonnet, Christine Henry, Alain Bel, Philippe Mabo, Guy Carrault, Alfredo I Hernández
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established adjunctive therapy for pharmacologically refractory epilepsy and depression and is currently in active clinical research for other applications. In current clinical studies, VNS is delivered in an open-loop approach, where VNS parameters are defined during a manual titration phase. However, the physiological response to a given VNS configuration shows significant inter and intra-patient variability and may significantly evolve through time. VNS closed-loop approaches, allowing for the optimization of the therapy in an adaptive manner, may be necessary to improve efficacy while reducing side effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071466/cardiovascular-autonomic-effects-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation
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REVIEW
Iñigo Garamendi-Ruiz, Juan Carlos Gómez-Esteban
The vagus nerve is responsible for the parasympathetic innervation of the major thoracic and abdominal organs. It also carries sensory afferent fibres from these viscera and reaches different brain structures. These connections have proven useful in the treatment of different diseases. Afferent stimulation of the left vagus nerve is used to treat epilepsy and major depression, and stimulation of the right vagus nerve is being tried for the treatment of heart failure. The device used for the therapy delivers intermittent stimuli...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060571/nonlinear-analysis-of-heart-rate-variability-for-the-assessment-of-dysphoria
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Alberto Greco, Simone Messerotti Benvenuti, Claudio Gentili, Daniela Palomba, Gaetano Valenza, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo
Dysphoric patients show symptoms associated with Major Depression, although within a narrowed symptomatology spectrum. In prevailing practice, clinicians assess Dysphoria through psychological scores and questionnaires exclusively, therefore without taking into account objective biomarkers. In this study, we investigated heartbeat linear and nonlinear dynamics aiming to an objective assessment of Dysphoria. To this end, we derived standard and nonlinear measures from heart rate variability (HRV) series gathered from dysphoric (n=14) and nondysphoric (n=17) undergraduate students during 5 minutes of resting state...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060360/heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-healthy-controls-during-non-rem-sleep-and-rem-sleep
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Hyunbin Kwon, Heenam Yoon, Dawoon Jung, Sangho Choi, Jaewon Choi, Yujin Lee, Do-Un Jeong, Kwangsuk Park
The objectives of this study are to investigate heart rate variability (HRV) in major depressive disorder patients (MDD) and healthy controls during different sleep stages, and to examine the association of HRV during sleep and depression severity. Polysomnography was recorded from 15 depressive patients with a higher beck depression inventory index (BDI > 25, H-BDI-D), 15 depressive patients with a lower BDI index (BDI ≤ 25, L-BDI-D) and 15 healthy controls. HRV was calculated during the first three rapid eye movements (REM) periods and non-REM stages (i...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060118/simple-and-objective-screening-of-major-depressive-disorder-by-heart-rate-variability-analysis-during-paced-respiration-and-mental-task-conditions
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Mai Kobayashi, Guanghao Sun, Toshikazu Shinba, Takemi Matsui, Tetsuo Kirimoto
Since objective biomarkers for major depressive disorder (MDD) are not readily available, clinical psychiatrists diagnose patients with MDD subjectively based on clinical interviews and diagnostic criteria. It often raises various concerns, including false responses by patients, subjective factors, and inexperience of the attendants leading to incorrect diagnosis. Here, we developed a self-monitoring system for simple and objective screening of MDD using a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and a 24-GHz microwave radar, which was based on the analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) during paced respiration and mental task conditions...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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